Mike “Stinger” Glenn is a former NBA basketball player who played with the Buffalo Braves, the New York Knicks, the Atlanta Hawks, and the Milwaukee Bucks.
After completing four years at Southern Illinois University, Mike received a BA in mathematics with a minor in computer science. He attended graduate business classes at St. John’s University, Southern Illinois University and Baruch College. In 1979 he founded the All-Star Basketball Camp for the Hearing-Impaired. This non-profit organization is the nation’s first basketball camp for hearing-challenged athletes and is offered every summer free of charge to as many as 150 deaf athletes across the country.
Mike is the recipient of numerous awards including: #1 Vote for Academic All-American Basketball Player, NBA Walter P. Kennedy Citizenship Award, NBA “Spirit of Love” Award, and Gate City Bar Association Professional Athlete Award. Some of the organizations Mike is affiliated with include the Board of Advisors for the Auditory Education Clinic, The Deaf Awareness Committee, Chairman; Board of Directors, Georgia Registry of Interpreters for Deaf, Leadership Atlanta, Class of 1988-89, Board of Directors, South Dekalb YMCA, Atlanta, Georgia and Editorial Board, Teen Athlete Magazine.
As a renowned speaker, Mike has participated in youth programs such as the Atlanta-based “Stop the Violence” campaign and drug-awareness seminars in high schools across the Southeast. He has also served as the Master of Ceremonies for the Miss Junior Black America Pageant.